Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Presidential Elections 2012 - #4108 - Goode Ballot Petitions in Virginia Draw Election Board Scrutiny - Washington Times (2) VIDEO: Senator Allen to Newsmax: Looming Defense Cuts Creating Much Worry in Virginia

The Virginia State Board of Elections is asking Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II to investigate possible fraud on paperwork submitted by the presidential campaign of Constitution Party candidate and former Congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. of Virginia, who some predict could serve as a spoiler for Mitt Romney in the critical battleground state. The three-member board voted unanimously to request Mr. Cuccinelli’s office “investigate suspected petition fraud on petition forms submitted by the Constitution Party” in its efforts to get Mr. Goode on the ballot. Virginia law requires candidates to submit 10,000 petition signatures, including at least 400 from each congressional district, in order to qualify. Mr. Goode said Tuesday he had submitted about 18,000 as of Aug. 1 and he still has time to collect more before an Aug. 24 deadline. “I don’t know the details of any investigation,” he said. “I can’t really say, because I don’t know whether it was one petition signature, or 10, or 20, and I don’t know who the person was that was circulating the petition signatures.” Justin Riemer, deputy secretary for the board, referred questions to Mr. Cuccinelli’s office. A spokeswoman for the attorney general declined to provide additional details, citing the pending investigation.  Read more.......


Senator Allen to Newsmax: Looming Defense Cuts Creating Much Worry in Virginia - Newsmax - There is “a lot of unease, a lot of worry” among companies in Virginia as across-the-board “sequestration” defense cuts near, former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. “Companies are waiting to see what will what happen,” Allen tells Newsmax. “They don’t know what’s going to happen – and it’s all occasioned by this poor leadership in Washington.” Allen, who served as the Republican governor from 1994 to 1998, is facing Democratic former Gov. Tim Kaine in an increasingly intense battle to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate. A recent Rasmussen Results telephone poll shows Kaine ahead by just a point, 46 to 45 percent.   Read more........

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